Mansfield teen found murdered in an alley

Mansfield teen found murdered in an alley
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MANSFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - Mansfield detectives are actively searching for the suspect that fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in an alley on Labor Day weekend.

The Mansfield Division of Police said officers responded to the 300 block of West 3rd Street for a “man down” and possible shooting around 9:53 p.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived, officers found a teen laying in an alley with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to the report.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mansfield Division of Police identified the teen as 17-year-old Tralynn D. Smith, who also goes by the name Traylynn.

According to police, Major Crimes Detectives are actively investigating the homicide and following up on the leads received so far.

Detectives are also working to identify the motive and those responsible for the shooting, according to police.

There are no arrests at this time.

Mansfield Police Detective Terry Butler is asking anyone that has information related to the homicide or may have seen something suspicious in the area or related to the incident around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to call him at 419-755-9791, or call the Major Crimes Unit at 419-755-9724.

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